August 9, 1942 – November 5, 2015
at the age of 73 years
Celebration of life: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Canoe Senior’s Hall, Canoe, BC
With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of a wonderful son, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Robin of Salmon Arm passed away on Nov.5, 2015 at the age of 73 years.
Rob was born in Summerland B.C and grew up working on the family orchard until leaving to become an Iron worker and later a welder. In retirement he became a Boxwood Picker and a Wild Mushroom Picker/Buyer. He loved being out in nature.
Rob will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Anne (Murray) of 52 years, daughters Kelly (Duffy), Kristine (Philibert), grandchildren James Stuart, Kathleen, Shae, Fraser, Hannah, and great grandchildren Grayson and Keira. He was predeceased by his parents John and Ruth of Summerland B.C and his sister Lesley Ferguson of Vernon B.C.
Dear Anne and Family
Sending condolences to you and your family we will miss him dearly
Dear Anne and family, I got to know Robin quite well during the last year when he would take the time to come and visit my father during his battle with cancer. At the end of my dad’s life, just day’s before Robin’s passing, it was often hard for people to see my dad so sick. Some folks just couldn’t bring themselves to visit. But Robin would come and sit with my dad and tell old stories about growing up as neighbours, or their ironworking days, and he would tell these stories even when my father was too tired to answer back. The last time my dad laughed, I mean really laughed, was when Robin told him a story. It would turn out to be only a few days before they both passed away. I tell this story because of the great respect I have for Robin for being such a compassionate life-long friend, and a giving soul. Your family is in our prayers.
Anne,Kelly,kris and families.i am so sorry about your loss.Robin was always a favorite cousin ,such a kind and thoughtful person.you are in my thoughts and prayers…Aretia
Words can’t say how much Robin meant to me. He was a very special person in my life and I will hang on to the memories of growing up with this older cousin and the memories I have with him in my life as and adult. Family meant so much to Robin and he kept a tie with us all here in the Summerland area. Robin was a very special nephew to my mother ..Auntie Marg.. who still lives in Summerland.Thank you Robin for being a special person in my life and I will miss you. Heart goes out to Anne,Kelly and family, Kris and family. I will truly miss you Robin…Love Cathy